The Geography of Racial Stereotyping: Evidence and Implications for VRA Preclearance After Shelby County

@article{Elmendorf2013TheGO,
  title={The Geography of Racial Stereotyping: Evidence and Implications for VRA Preclearance After Shelby County},
  author={C. Elmendorf and D. Spencer},
  journal={California Law Review},
  year={2013},
  volume={102},
  pages={1123-1180}
}
  • C. Elmendorf, D. Spencer
  • Published 2013
  • California Law Review
  • The Supreme Court in Shelby County v. Holder (2013) effectively enjoined the preclearance regime of the Voting Rights Act. The Court deemed the coverage formula, which determines the jurisdictions subject to preclearance, insufficiently grounded in current conditions. This paper proposes a new, legally defensible coverage approach based on between-state differences in the proportion of voting age citizens who subscribe to negative stereotypes about racial minorities and vote accordingly. The… CONTINUE READING
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